K-T Extinction

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The most recent mass extinction, which killed the non-avian dinosaurs and paved the way for the diversification of mammals. Occurred when a bolide hit near Chicxulub, Mexico 66 million years ago.

Synonyms:
K-Pg Extinction, End Cretaceous Event, K-T Mass Extinction, Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event
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Author: Chris

Assistant Professor, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah